Lumberjacks Earn #SouthlandStrong Victory in Waco

first_imgPlaying near his hometown of Killeen, Texas, the guard helped SFA erase a six-point deficit with 2:28 left by scoring or assisting on each of the three baskets during the ‘Jacks’ 7-0 run to end the game. FIRST HALF• Both the ‘Jacks and Bears had answers for each others’ buckets through the first 13 minutes of the defense-oriented opening half. Neither team opened up a lead greater than four points in that span and a 5-0 run that finished with a reverse layup from Karl Nicholas gave SFA its largest lead of the half at 21-18 with 6:53 left. • Baylor answered the ‘Jacks’ momentary surge from downtown with a 11-0 run that saw five different Bears score points. King McClure finished the scoring spree with a three-pointer that put SFA at a 29-21 disadvantage with 3:42 remaining. • The final 6:52 of the opening frame saw the ‘Jacks go cold from the field. SFA connected on just a single field goal in that span while the Bears embarked on a 15-4 run to conclude the frame. • SFA’s only field goal through the final 6:52 came in the form of a driving layup from Bogues with 1.5 seconds left that gave the senior a team-high seven at the break. Aside from the make, SFA kept it a single-digit game by getting free throw makes from Bain and Fitzgerald late in the stanza. • Despite shooting .333/.250/.500 through the frame, SFA kept things within single digits by forcing 12 turnovers and allowing the Bears to shoot just 3-of-13 (23.1-percent) from long range. SECOND HALF• Going like gangbusters early in the deciding frame, Bogues took off on a personal 9-0 run through the opening 2:53 of the frame. That single-handed scoring spree included a fallaway three-pointer in the corner that put the visitors up 34-33 with 17:07 left. • Baylor, however, netted the next five points and went ahead 38-34 on a three-point make by Matthew Mayer with 15:17 left.• Davonte Fitzgerald showed up in a big way from there, scoring the ‘Jacks’ next eight points which included a big-time two handed flush. Those buckets helped SFA trade punches with Baylor and Kevon Harris slung in a three-pointer to put the visitors up 45-44 with 12:12 to go. • Following that three-pointer, however, SFA went cold from the field again. The ‘Jacks put in just one field goal in the next eight minutes while Baylor turned to Tristan Clark to try and overcome SFA’s pressure defense. Clark pumped in eight point during the Bears’ 11-2 run and capped that surge with a jumper that put the ‘Jacks in a 55-47 hole with 4:49 to go. • Mitchell Seraille finally ended that run when he punched home a put-back dunk off of a miss from Harris with 4:40 left. • Clark kept the Bears ahead by six, 58-52, by splitting a pair at the free throw line with 2:23 left. From there, however, Bogues took control. • The senior found Fitzgerald in the paint for a short jumper before sinking a contested three-pointer to pull SFA within one with 40 ticks to go. After Makai Mason bricked a running jumper, Harris gathered the rebound and dished to Bogues who finished off the Bears with his make at the horn. KEY PERFORMERS/STATISTICS OF NOTE• Bogues was the different for the ‘Jacks, but a number of other players had big games, too. Fitzgerald finished with 15 points and all but three were scored in the second half. The graduate forward went 5-of-8 from the field during the second half.• Harris added 11 in the game and came up clutch from three-point land. The junior went 3-of-4 from downtown and made both of his long range tries in the second half to help lead the ‘Jacks to victory. • As a team, SFA shot an impressive .520/.556/.750 in the final 20 minutes of action. As impressive as the ‘Jacks’ offense was, their defense may have been more eye-popping as SFA held Baylor to a shooting spilt of .300/.111/.500 in the final frame. The Bears went just 1-of-11 from three-point land in the frame and finished the game 4-of-24 from downtown. • Tristan Clark led the way for the Bears by putting in a game-high 24 points on the strength of a 9-for-9 effort from the field. Clark drilled six of his 10 free throw tries, too, and totaled seven of the Bears’ 39 rebounds. • The Bears’ Mark Vital skied to grab a game-high 12 rebounds while adding seven points and a game-high five steals.• SFA forced 18 turnovers and turned them into 14 points on the night. The ‘Jacks finished -5 (39-34) in the rebounding department but used a .423/.382 edge in field goal percentage as well as a sizable .412/.167 edge in three-point shooting to spring the upset. • Tuesday night’s win was the ‘Jacks first win over Baylor since 2003 and SFA’s first victory over a Big 12 foe since besting West Virginia in the opening round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. • The win was also the ‘Jacks’ first true road win of the season. It marked SFA’s first road win at a power five institution since Dec. 16, 2017, when the ‘Jacks defeated LSU in Baton Rouge, La.COMING UP NEXT• Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., SFA begins a three-game home stand by welcoming Arlington Baptist to William R. Johnson Coliseum. The ‘Jacks’ penultimate non-conference showdown of the regular season will be broadcast nationwide on ESPN+ and the ESPN app. POSTGAME QUOTESSFA head coach Kyle KellerOpening Statement…”I’m dressed in this shirt because it’s kind of an emotional night for our guys. We’ve been shorthanded, we’re down five players, we’ve really struggled, we’re not who we are. Our guys really had a lot of unity. We’ve been preaching staying together. We did stay together tonight for the first time. We just caught Baylor on, they just beat the best home team in America at Arizona, we just happened to play them on the right night. They didn’t make any shots. They’re not going to go 4-for-24 from three and miss free throws at the end. It was just one of those nights for us. Shannon (Bogues) makes two great plays at the end, not just shots, but really guarded (Makai) Mason. It just went our way, just one of those nights for us. It’s not going to happen, one in a 100 maybe. Coach Drew, I don’t think people appreciate what a great program, what he’s done. He’s lifted this program from the abyss to a top-25 program in the country. We’re just blessed. But I think our kids did really fine tonight.”After tonight’s win, @coach_keller12 had that swag up to ? #AxeEm pic.twitter.com/5W5NQoSiCF— SFA Basketball (@SFA_MBB) December 19, 2018 Story by Charlie Hurley, SFA Media RelationsWACO, Texas – “At the beginning of the game, what did I say?” asked SFA men’s basketball senior guard Shannon Bogues to his assembled teammates on the water-soaked floor of the Baylor volleyball locker room. “I said this might be the game where we dump the water on coach after.”As it turned out, Bogues was correct. SFA’s senior guard drove the length of the court and put the finishing touches on a 21-point performance by sinking a game-winning layup at the buzzer to help the SFA men’s basketball team defeat Baylor, 59-58, at the Ferrell Center Tuesday night.  On Bogues’ game-winner…”He has been in that opportunity a few times where he’s pulled up. He doesn’t lack confidence. When he’s in space, he can get anywhere he wants to go. He’s learning the game more. This dude is so quick with the ball. To me, I think he’s as good as anybody in America. I’ll ride with this dude every game. He’s as good as anyone in the Big 12 in my opinion. He can play against anybody.”On the win…”This team, when it was built, was built better. We’d have won 30 games this year. Unfortunately, we are where we are. I wouldn’t want to play us in March when we get our guys back. That’s just my opinion. We got to get there. We’re not very good right now. We had one night tonight, now we’ve got to sustain it. Baylor helped us. We played them after they beat Arizona, at Arizona. How many people patted them on the back since that game? I would hate to be coaching their guys after that. We couldn’t have got them at a better time. This is the hardest game for them to play all year long after they win at the McKale Center. Our phones are going to blow up all night long. The hardest thing to do is trying to get our guys back on a level field. I’ve got to trust our guys’ characters enough to say ‘hey, that game’s over, we’re moving on to the next.'”SFA Senior Shannon BoguesOn his play down the stretch…”I shot it with confidence. Once I released it, I knew it was going in. But then, I knew we had to get a defensive stop. Once we got a defensive stop, I just drove to the basket.”On staying in rhythm on the last play…”Like I said, confidence. I just knew we had to get a bucket. I tried to get fouled, I just ended up scoring.”last_img read more

BPL PREVIEWS

first_imgBOURNEMOUTH (4-4-1-1)BORUC,FRANCIS, ELPHICK, COOK, DANIELS,RICTHIE, SURMAN, GOSLING, GRADEL,STANISLAS,KINGCOSTA,PEDRO, LOFTUS-CHEEK, WILLIAN,MIKEL, FABREGAS,BABA, IVANOVIC, CAHILL, AZPILICUETA,BEGOVICCHELSEA (4-2-3-1)Chelsea have more points and wins on the road than at Stamford Bridge and arrive at a ground where the Cherries have conceded 29 goals; only relegated Aston Villa (31) have conceded more goals at home. Bournemouth have the upper hand over Chelsea in league games. Overall, the teams have met three times and Bournemouth have won twice, the second victory coming at home in the old Second Division, in September 1988.VILLA (4-4-1-1)GUZAN,HUTTON, LESCOTT, CLARK, CISSOKHO,SINCLAIR, BACUNA, WESTWOOD, RICHARDSON,GANA,AYEWPELLE, LONG,MANE, CLASIE, TADIC,WANYAMA,BERTRAND, VAN DIJK, FONTE, MARTINA,FORSTERSOUTHAMPTON (4-1-3-2)Aston Villa were relegated last weekend the earliest from the Premier League since Portsmouth left with five games to go in 2009-10. They have won just two home league games all season and have two remaining; the club record fewest home victories is four – in the 2011-12 season – so they can equal that at best. After this game their remaining home fixture is against Newcastle.LIVERPOOL (4-3-3)MIGNOLET,CLYNE, SKRTEL, TOURE, MORENO,STEWART, ALLEN,MILNER,OJO, STURRIDGE,FIRMINOCISSE,SISSOKO, WIJNALDUM, TOWNSEND,COLBACK, TIOTE,DUMMETT, LASCELLED, MBEMBA, ANITA,DARLOWNEWCASTLE (4-2-3-1)Liverpool beat Everton 4-0 on Wednesday and have a good record against Newcastle, who last won at Anfield in April 1994. Newcastle are still in the relegation zone despite taking a point off Manchester City on Tuesday. Since their last win at Liverpool, they have lost 18 and drawn two. Indeed, in the last 11, they have lost 10.last_img read more

Sophia man, technicians slapped with rape charges

first_imgA Sophia, Greater Georgetown man was on Wednesday remanded to prison after he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a rape charge.It is alleged that 34-year-old Aduke Josiah of Plum Street, Sophia, raped a 15-year-old girl on August 18, 2018. The prosecution is contended that the teen was in his care at the time of the incident. Following the incident, the teen informed her mother what had occurred and a report was made to the Police. In court on Wednesday, the prosecution did not say why the charges were instituted eight months later. However, Josiah was remanded to prison and the case will continue on April 12.Meanwhile, a technician, who is accused of raping a woman who rejected his advances, was released on $100,000 bail when he too appeared before the Chief Magistrate.It is alleged that on August 24, 2018, he made sexual advances towards the Virtual Complainant, but she rejected him. This alleged made the 57-year-old angry and he reportedly forced himself onto her. The alleged rape reportedly occurred at Alberttown, Georgetown.The case will continue on April 10.last_img read more

Arnie Isberg One Pitch Tournament raises over $10,000 for Fort St. John Hospital Foundation

first_imgThis year’s Arnie Isberg One Pitch Tournament set a new record for teams registered, and in turn a new fundraising benchmark was also established. The tournament brought in $10,637 which will be going towards the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Cancer Treatment and Diagnostic Fund.The total surpassed last year’s figure of $8,700.The tournament is held in memory of former long time Fort St. John resident Arnie Isberg. Throughout his life he was dedicated to various athletic programs in the region.- Advertisement -Isberg fell victim to Pleomorphic Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that only affects approximately 350 patients in North America, and is an extremely challenging health issue to treat.20 teams participated in this year’s event with groups coming not just from Fort St. John, but Dawson Creek, Grande Prairie, Chetwynd, and Fort Nelson.last_img read more

Struggling Clippers try a new approach

first_imgDunleavy has said he has lost sleep while trying to figure out how to turn the season around. If the team’s drop-off has been about motivation or perspective, then the Marines certainly couldn’t hurt. “We had these Marines sitting up in front of us, saying, `Gosh, you guys are our heroes,’ ” Dunleavy said. ” `Dude, turn this thing around, we owe great respect to you. You’re obviously the heroes.’ ” The Marines spoke to the team on Wednesday, after a one-sided loss to Phoenix the previous day. The Clippers then beat Golden State. Is it possible the Marines could affect these NBA players? “When we make the playoffs, I’ll tell you,” Cuttino Mobley said. LOS ANGELES – The Clippers have gone through an excess of emotions this season, from feeling let down to futility in trying to understand why they’ve digressed. The team tried a new approach this week by bringing in three Marines from Camp Pendleton to offer the players a dose of perspective and motivation. Chris Kaman was on the active roster Monday after missing two games with the flu. “It was called the `death flu,’ ” he corrected. joe.stevens@presstelegram.com (562) 499-1338 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “All three of the Marines we had served overseas,” coach Mike Dunleavy said. “We thought this might be a good perspective for guys who at times think that we have it bad, that your situation isn’t something that can’t be bettered by you as opposed to other people.” Last season, the Clippers were 33-23 (.589) through 56 games. This season, they remain under .500, even though they pretty much have the same players as a year ago. last_img

Chapa Dimba na Safaricom to kick off this weekend

first_img0Shares0000Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore (center) with FKF President Nick Mwendwa (left) and Harambee Stars Captain and Totenham Hotspurs midfielder Victor Wanyama during the during the unveiling of Safaricom football property dubbed ‘Chapa Dimba na Safaricom’.NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – Over 300 teams from the Rift Valley region will kick off the inaugural Chapa Dimba na Safaricom tournament this weekend.The teams from Central and North Rift will take part in the group stages of the tournament in over 70 different venues. The teams will play in Molo Stadium, Rhonda Primary and Njoro Day in Nakuru. In Keiyo, the teams will compete at St. Patrick’s Iten, among other venues as they seek to qualify for the regional play-offs.The competition will then move to Western and Nyanza regions in October, Coast and North Eastern in November. Central and Nairobi regions play-offs begin in January.“We are glad that the journey to discovering Kenya’s next biggest football stars is finally about to kick off. The Rift region has one of the highest number of teams so we expect to see some amazing action on the ground,” said Nick Mwendwa, FKF, President.The competition seeks to develop grassroot football, scout youth talent and eventually draft gifted players to the National team. It will feature 1,342 boys teams and 282 girls teams from all over the country.“We are happy to be part of a tournament that will determine the next generation of great football talent. We wish all the participating teams the best of luck as they try out for a chance to participate in the knockout phase,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Director – Consumer Business, Safaricom.The group stages will be followed by the knockout phase, regional finals, with the grand finale set for March 2018.The winning teams will walk away with Sh1 Million each and an opportunity to go for an international winning camp in London in April 2018.Safaricom has invested Shs100 million towards the program which includes Shs10 million shillings worth of prizes as well as for renovation of some of the community pitches through a legacy programme to provide football related equipment to assist the grassroots teams.Safaricom has previously sponsored football programmes including Sakata Ball and Safaricom Next Generation in partnership with My Profession Dreams Academy. Other sports that Safaricom is involved in are Athletics, Golf, Rugby and the Classic Safari Rally.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Wenger mindful of Barca collapse ahead of CSKA return

first_img0Shares0000Arsene Wenger knows winning the Europa League is Arsenal’s only realistic chance of competing in next season’s Champions League © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Apr 11 – Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal cannot afford a dip in concentration in Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final second leg against CSKA Moscow despite holding a 4-1 advantage in the tie.“Football is an unpredictable game and that’s why we love it so much,” Wenger told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday, after watching Barcelona crash out of the Champions League from a similar position on Tuesday. “Now we just need to keep ourselves concentrated and to show our best on the pitch to keep (our lead).”The Gunners are sixth in the Premier League, a huge 13 points off fourth-placed arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur.Only the top four sides in the Premier League qualify for the Champions League. That means Arsenal’s only realistic route back into Europe’s most prestigious and lucrative tournament is by winning the second-string Europa League.It is also the only trophy the Gunners can lift this season.“Europa League is our top priority this season as in the league things aren’t going really well,” said Wenger, mindful that CSKA cannot be written off just yet.“CSKA have a very strong midfield. Probably the strongest midfield in the Russian league. (Alan) Dzagoev and (Alexander) Golovin have proved their high level in the match in London.“We’re currently in the last eight and we still need to show our best to advance into the semi-finals.”Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal since 1996 but has yet to win any European trophy with the club, although they were beaten on penalties in the 2000 UEFA Cup final, the forerunner of the Europa League, and lost to Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final.– ‘Never relax’ –Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi believes Roma’s 3-0 defeat of Barcelona, a result that sent the Italian side through on away goals, should serve as a note of caution for his team-mates.“I think that the match between Roma and Barcelona should become a really good lesson for us ahead of the match with CSKA,” Mustafi said. “You should never relax otherwise you can crash out of the tournament. We shouldn’t repeat these mistakes.”CSKA face a monumental task to flip the tie in their favour against a team coach Viktor Gancharenko called one of the favourites for the Europa League title.“If you play without faith, nothing will happen,” Gancharenko said. “We should come onto the pitch (Thursday) with a belief that we can change the situation.“We also need to make some tactical changes but there’s no guarantee that our play will become much better.”Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who hurt his knee in the first leg, is out injured but Gancharenko knows his absence won’t lessen the size of the challenge that stands in front of CSKA.“Arsenal have a big number of players. They can substitute Mkhitaryan with a very skilled player though it’s very hard to make a worthy replacement,” he said.“But anyway it will not make our task easier. Arsenal and Atletico (Madrid) are the main Europa League favourites.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Balotelli STARTS for Liverpool against Tottenham

first_imgMario Balotelli will make his Liverpool debut against Tottenham on Sunday lunchtime.The Italian, who completed a £16million move to the Reds earlier this month, will start at White Hart Lane, alongside Daniel Sturridge.Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose, Bentaleb, Capoue, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Adebayor.Subs: Chiriches, Holtby, Townsend, Kane, Dembele, Friedel, Davies.Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Sakho, Lovren, Moreno, Gerrard, Henderson, Allen, Sterling, Balotelli, Sturridge.Subs: Brad Jones, Jose Enrique, Toure, Lambert, Coutinho, Can, Markovic. 1 Mario Balotelli last_img

Tapes: FBI informer pushed suspect into al-Qaida camp

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “You told me, ‘I’m going to a camp. I’ll do this, I’ll do that,”‘ Khan said in a conversation recorded in July 2003, several months after Hayat arrived in Pakistan. “You’re sitting idle. You’re wasting time. “Be a man – do something!” The conversations raise questions about whether Hayat intended to train as a terrorist and return to the U.S. to carry out attacks, as government prosecutors claim. Hayat, a U.S. citizen, is charged with three counts of making false statements to the FBI about attending an al-Qaida camp in Pakistan and with providing material support to terrorists. He faces up to 39 years in prison if convicted. His attorney, Wazhma Mojaddidi, has previously said the government paid Khan $250,000 since it recruited him shortly after the 2001 terror attacks. He was working at a fast-food restaurant in Bend, Ore., at the time. Khan, 32, emigrated from Pakistan as a teenager and was awarded U.S. citizenship after he became an informant, according to previous testimony. He struck up a friendship with Hayat shortly after arriving in the Central Valley agricultural town of Lodi in May 2002 as part of an FBI effort to infiltrate the area’s Pakistani community. The two kept in touch after Hayat left for Pakistan in March 2003, leading to some of the conversations read in court Tuesday. SACRAMENTO – An FBI informant repeatedly pushed a terror suspect to attend an al-Qaida camp while he was in Pakistan, at one point yelling at him in a telephone conversation: “Be a man – do something!” The suspect, 23-year-old Hamid Hayat, is charged with lying to federal investigators about attending the camp and is standing trial in U.S. District Court. Transcripts of secretly recorded telephone conversations between Hayat and the informant were read to jurors Tuesday. In one conversation, Hayat seemed to be procrastinating after he said he planned to attend a religious school, and then a terrorist training camp, when he was visiting Pakistan in 2003. The government informant, Naseem Khan, berated Hayat as lazy and said he was “wasting time,” according to the transcripts. Khan even threatened to fly to Pakistan and force Hayat into a religious school run by Hayat’s grandfather. Hayat later told FBI interrogators that students from the school often went to terror training camps. Khan and Hayat used pay telephones to communicate because Hayat thought they would be safe from government surveillance, Khan told jurors. He also said Hayat sent him four cassette tapes of speeches by Pakistani political and religious leaders. Khan repeatedly pressed Hayat to send more of the inflammatory tapes. In turn, Khan promised to send Hayat “quite a lot” of money to back a radical Islamic party in Pakistan. He testified that he never actually sent any money, however, complaining to Hayat that he feared the money would go to waste. Hayat reassured Khan that the party was merely biding its time. “They’re looking for an opportunity. That’s when they’ll strike a blow,” Hayat said, according to the transcripts. Hayat complained that Pakistani leaders were working against the interests of Islam by cracking down on the training camps and extremist political parties and cooperating with the United States to combat terrorism, according to transcripts. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DANIEL HOPING IRISH EYES WILL BE SMILING ON STRICTLY ………!

first_imgStrictly star Daniel O’Donnell is hoping Irish Eyes Are Smiling when he dances to the famous song on the BBC show this weekend.The star and partner Kristina Rihanoff will light-foot it across the floor to the waltz to get them started on the show.The show, which airs tomorrow night at 9pm, will see Daniel and his partner step it up a gear to impress the judges. Daniel continues to heap praise on his dance teacher Kristina saying she has so much patience with him.The Kincasslagh man revealed earlier this week that he has a habit of sticking out his tongue when concentrating on dance moves.“Kristina keeps telling me to keep my tongue in,” laughed Daniel.DANIEL HOPING IRISH EYES WILL BE SMILING ON STRICTLY ………! was last modified: September 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more